WATCH: When Ishant Sharma’s on-field theatrics against Steven Smith made Virat Kohli’s day

By: | Updated: March 5, 2017 5:18 PM

India's most experienced fast bowler Ishant Sharma found himself in middle of all the drama when he mocked the Aussies captain for his 'indifferent' batting technique which made even an usually animated Virat Kohli, laughing.

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While the Indian cricket team was pushed on the backfoot by Steven Smith-led Australian side on Day 1 as Nathan Lyon produced a magical record-breaking spell, Virat Kohli and team came back stronger on Day 2. Some brilliant bowling by Umesh Yadav and spinners combined with Kohli’s smart captaincy meant that hosts didn’t allow the visitors to run away with the game. Even though neither too many runs were scored not too many wickets fell, Day 2 was one of the fascinating days of cricket and produced some exciting moments.

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India’s most experienced fast bowler Ishant Sharma found himself in middle of all the drama when he mocked the Aussie captain for his ‘indifferent’ batting technique which made even an usually animated Virat Kohli, laugh. As the teams were heading towards lunch, India had picked up just one wicket and the frustration was visible on bowlers’ faces. Right then, one of Ishant Sharma’s delivery kept low, almost taking away Steve Smith’s wicket.

Watch the banter between Ishant Sharma and Steve Smith:

In his follow through, he mimicked the Australian captain, drawing applause from all his teammates. However, Smith didn’t hold back either and on the very next ball responded with an equally good reaction. While both Ishant Sharma and Smith were in an aggressive mood, Indian captain was enjoying the moment.

Earlier in the day, Ishant Sharma produced another hilarious moment when he fell on his follow-through while bowling to opener Matt Renshaw. While the Indian players were concerned about Sharma’s fitness, Matt Renshaw was shocked to see that tall bowler rolling on the pitch.

Watch Matt Renshaw’s epic reaction when Ishant Sharma fell:

India is playing the catch-up game after Nathan Lyon has picked up 8/50 which is the second best figure by an Australian spinner in Tests after Arthur Mailey’s 9/121 v England at the MCG in 1921. With 58 wickets against India in Tests so far, he also went past Brett Lee who picked up 53 wickets. Now, Lyon holds the record for best bowling figures in India by a visiting bowler. Previously, it was held by Lance Klusener who picked up 8 wickets for 64 runs in Kolkata in 1996.

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